Background

Dalkey Community Council was born out of a tragedy when the entire Howard family was lost in a house fire in 1974. With such an amount of community, and indeed national grief, it was felt that an active community based organisation was necessary to assist and support the growing community of Dalkey at that time. The Community Council was formed on the back of the success of the Ladies Club and a formal inauguration was held in Hyde Road presided over by the the President Erskine Childers.

The overall improvement in the general well-being of people in Dalkey during this time is marked. One of the methods used successfully has been the regular publication of a Newsletter, which is believed to be the longest running community-based newsletter run entirely on a voluntary basis. Indeed, the entire Community Council is run by residents who are volunteers in their community and new members are always most welcome.

Goals

The Community Council has striven to build on the initial goals as listed in the 1974 Memorandum:

  • To increase community harmony and fellowship.
  • To foster the well-being of all the inhabitants of Dalkey without distinction of any nature whatsoever.
  • To foster facilities in the interest of social well-being, health, recreation and leisure.

Executive Committee 2018

Eithna Blake (Executive Member/Functions)
Rosaleen Callaghan (Functions)
Gerard Coakley (Newsletter Editor)
Elaine Feely (Assistant Secretary)
Lena Feely (Advertising Manager)
Martine Lavery (Executive Member/Functions)
Dr Susan Mc Donnell (Chairman and Planning)
Danny Merity (Distribution)
Eileen O’Duffy (DCC website)
Ed O’Neill (Treasurer)
Ann Perry (Assistant Editor and Secretary)
Eileen White (Executive Member/Functions)

News from Dalkey Community Council

Dalkey Community Council depends on your support

During these difficult times DCC has been continuing to work on behalf of the community. Small meetings in accordance with Covid regulations are taking place and representations with DLR in conjunction with the business people and residents regarding the...

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Dalkey Tidy Towns Sustainable Energy Community Survey

DCC asks that as many Dalkey residents as possible take this survey to support DTT formulate our Dalkey Energy Master Plan. The purpose of the plan is to develop relevant, grant-aided, energy saving initiatives for the community which, in due course, can reduce our...

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List of Dalkey businesses still operating

List of Dalkey businesses still operating

Ossian Smyth TD has compiled a list of Dalkey businesses that are offering full or partial service during the COVID-19 restrictions. http://www.ossiansmyth.ie/local-business-directory/#Dalkey There is also an app that was recently designed in Dalkey. It lists small...

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May 2020 Newsletter

May 2020 Newsletter

This month with further Covid19 restrictions imposed throughout the country we are unable to produce a printed version, however the May 2020    Newsletter is available to read online. When restrictions are lifted, we hope to return to our usual printed version.

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DCC April 2020 Newsletter

DCC April 2020 Newsletter

Due to the current public health emergency and mindful of everyone’s safety DCC Road Reps are unable to deliver the April edition of the newsletter. However the April edition is available in the following outlets: SuperValu, Dalkey Pharmacy, Maxwell’s Pharmacy and the...

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Dalkey Community Council’s Art Exhibition 2019

Dalkey Community Council’s Art Exhibition 2019

Dalkey Community Council’s Annual Art Exhibition will take place in Our Lady’s Hall, Castle Street, Dalkey, from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November 2019. Entry forms, together with full payment, must be submitted by post (no entries will be taken at the door) to...

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First Dalkey Newsletter April 1974

Take a look at the first Dalkey Community Council Newsletter from April 1974. We have come a long way since then. We plan on archiving all of the early newsletters from 1974-2002 online here on the DCC website. If any reader has a substantial collection of early...

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